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in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, was charged this weekend with murder of a federal officer, and commission of violence at an international airport. after being shot at the scene of the crime, he remains in critical condition but is not believed to have suffered brain damage, allowing for the possibility he might be able to answer questions at some point. and while the entirety of his motive is yet to be known, he did have on him at the time a letter. which had language associated with the anti-government patriot movement, as well as some additional anti-government literature about a conspiracy to form a single global government. and for more, i'm joined by brand-new columnist, goldie taylor and founder of stop handgun violence, john rose en that will. i want to start with you, goldie. we have this once again confluence of we don't really know what the motives are, but there was this literature of anti-government random fervor and a gun. what can we realistically attack? we can't deal with people's i
-old suspect. >> we're not learning much about what it is that got paul anthony ciancia interested in the radical right wing views expressed in the one page letter that authorities say he was carrying with him when he fired shots inside the airport. strong anti-government views attacking the tsa, saying that if tsa is going to treat all americans as potential terrorists, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. initial checks on the computer haven't turned up anything that would indicate what it was that got him attracted to that view in the first place. as for the weapon he took in, he did purchase it legally but they are still trying to figure out where he got the high capacity 30-round magazines he had five with him when he came into the airport. he's still in critical condition in the hospital, not talking. he was shot in the face. it makes it difficult for him to talk, although officials say it does not appear he has any kind of brain injury, so it's the ability to speak, ability to form words that's the problem here, not the cognitive process. but it's not clear how long i
, we're told, by several officials is paul anthony ciancia, age 23, from the l.a. area. >> all right. pete williams, thank you so much for that. let's bring in nbc's kristen welker at the white house, where the president is monitoring the situation. kristen, what do you know? >> reporter: as has become an all-too-familiar situation at the white house, president obama has briefed on the shooting at l.a.x. within minutes of that unfolding and breaking news. he was briefed by his deputy chief of staff, white house press secretary, jay carney was asked during his daily briefing. here's what he had to say. take a listen. >> the president has been briefed on the incident at los angeles international airport. by alyssa mass extra monaco, chief of staff, and he will be updated. at this point the lead is the lapd, but we're obviously at the federal level in touch with law enforcement officials on the ground, and will -- the president will be updated as the afternoon progresses. >> now, at this point in time, there appears there are no plans for the president to speak about this. president oba
. >> chaos and blood shed at 9:309 friday morning. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal, pulled this assault rifle from a bag and unleashed round after round. >> one of the witnesses is seeing that the suspect is, targeting tsa. >> a gunman opened fire in l.a.x.'s terminal 3 killing a tsa agent. the first to die in the line of duty. >> the agent killed was identified as 39-year-old yoord gerardo hernandez. but gunfire wasn't over. police say the suspect was on the move. now past security and had hadded through the terminal. >> loading his gun, looked straight at me. i was five feet from him. >> panicked passengers hid in restrooms. others poured onto the tarmac. >> kind of screaming. >> police gave chase. soon, a gun battle. >> airport police officers engaged the suspect, opened fire, wounded him. and took him into custody. >> is he down? >> he is down. >> with at least seven injured and six hospitalized, the wounded were carted to safety. >> you see a man in a wheelchair as well as the tsa agent there covered in blood. his leg has been hit. or at least is b
at terminal three where the suspect allegedly walked through those front doors. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia pulled out that rifle and targeted tsa agents. the first person he targeted was gerrardo hernandez. he was shot several times. when the suspect saw hernandez moving, the suspect walked back down the escalator, shot hernandez again, fatally wounding him. his wife spoke yesterday. here's what she had to say. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him deerly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for president tsa mission. >> reporter: after hernandez was killed, the gunfire certainly was not -- the suspect went back up that escalator, shot two more tsa apgents who were both woundd and also shot a local high school teacher. those three men were wounded. the suspect then moved beyond security, about 100 yards into the terminal, where he was confronted by police. he himself was shot multiple times, inclouding once in the head, it's been reported. he's been unresponsive medically. he should be charged with a federal murder cha
a gunman opened fire. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul ciancia targeted workers at the arport and the first victim hernandez shot repeatedly at point blank range. >> he killed multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: and he shot tsa officer james spear and tony grigsby recovering and the fourth was hit in the leg. moments before the attack police say ciancia's friend dropped him off at the airport unaware of his plan and a complaint filed in federal court said he had a duffel bag with a rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo and a letter addressing tsa directly and former classmates are stunned remembering him as a loaner. >> he was shy and kept to himself and walking around by himself, didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: his former roommate points the same picture of the out of work mechanic who moved to la from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything, he was nice and a bit alone or introverted but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief in pen
actually. new details on the rampage at l.a.x. paul ciancia is charged with the murder of a tsa agent. he was shot by police. she's still in the hospital and unconscious so he has not been questioned. the fbi says 39-year-old hernandez was shot at point blank range. then the gunman came because because he saw hernandez moving. his grieving wife speaks out for the first time. >> he was always excited to go to work and enjoyed the interaction with the passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for the tsa mission. >> there were two other agents injured. they're now recovering. >>> overnight a shooting on homecoming weekend at a college in north carolina. police say somebody was firing off a gun near a dorm near the campus of north carolina state at&t university. the university was put on lockdown. the lockdown is over but the shooter is still out there and the search continues. luckily the student that was shot should be okay. >>> nothing short of a miracle. listen to this story, unbelievable. a group of 8 skydivers and
shooter, 23-year-old paul wiancia targeted transportation security organization workers. >> he made a consideration decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: ciancia also shot two others tsa officers who are now recovering. moments before the attack police say ciancia dropped him off at the airport, unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint said he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter addressing the tsa directly. his former classmates are stunned by the news, remembering him as an introvert, a loaner. >> he was like a shy guy. he always kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. he didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm just--i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: ciancia's former roommate recently moved to los angeles from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything. he was a really nice guy. a bit loner, introvert but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief is speaking on behalf of the su
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